Massage Therapy

Career Certificate
Cost
$10,505*

Ease client aches and tension

Learn bodywork techniques based in the sciences

Promote relaxation and healing using science-based massage techniques. Apply the essentials of human anatomy, physiology, palpation, pathology and more. Develop your practice with key communication, business and clinical skills. Your coursework prepares you to complete the national Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) and apply for licensure in Illinois and most other states.

After successful completion of 3 prerequisite courses, you can earn the 33-35 credit-hour (712 contact hour) certificate and launch a rewarding career in nine months (two semesters) with daytime attendance—or 12 months (three semesters) with evening and weekend attendance.

What can you do with a Certificate in Massage Therapy?

The Certificate in Massage Therapy prepares you to work as a licensed massage therapist in a variety of settings such as wellness centers, sports clinics, private practice, salons, spas, hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and other health care and recreational settings.

Take advantage of our ‘ladder’ approach where you can apply most of your Massage Therapy credits towards an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Health and Wellness Promotion degree.

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Massage Therapy - Student Therapeutic Massage Clinic

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Title : Massage Therapy - Student Therapeutic Massage Clinic
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Gain hands-on experience with guidance from a licensed therapist/instructor and providing massage services to community members.

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This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    MAS 119 1
    BIO 111 4
    KIN 228 2
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 119
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 111
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code KIN 228
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights

    Prerequisite Courses

  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    MAS 110 2
    MAS 112 2
    MAS 114 3
    MAS 116 3
    MAS 131 2
    MAS 132 2
    • Course Code MAS 110
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 112
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 114
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 116
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 131
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 132
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    MAS 210 2
    MAS 212 2
    MAS 214 3
    MAS 233 2
    MAS 234 2
    MAS 235 1
    • Course Code MAS 210
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 212
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 214
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 233
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 234
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MAS 235
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

35


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